Washington, June 8: Narendra Modi could had arguably delivered the best speech ever by any Indian Prime Minister in the United States. The House of Representatives stood up in standing ovation on six occasions during his address. From terrorism to enhanced business co-operation, Modi spoke on a range of issues. Apart from speaking on several global and bilateral issues, Modi also praised the founding fathers and principles of both India and America. Also Read - Wear Masks, Maintain Social Distancing: Modi in Message to Bengal For Durga Puja Festivities | Highlights

The speech made by Modi drew him praise from the US lawmakers. “Very good speech by PM Modi. His points on terrorism was the highlight,” said Congressman Rodney Davis. Senator Paul Cook termed it a historic speech which only strengthen India and US partnership. Also Read - Give Concrete Solutions, Not Plain Speeches: Congress Slams PM Modi Over His Address to Nation

Here are the 10 most impactful statements made by Modi at Capitol Hill: Also Read - Anticipating Backlash, BJP Turns Off 'Dislike' Button on YouTube Channel Amid PM Modi's Address to The Nation

1. “For India, its constitution is its greatest power. In the constitution, the freedom of faith, equality and dignity is guaranteed to everyone of our citizen irrespective of their background.” (ALSO READ: Narendra Modi addresses US Congress: PM Modi sends out stern message to those questioning religious freedom in India)

2. “Mahatma Gandhi’s principle of non-violence inspired the heroism of Martin Luther King.”

3. “The genius of Dr Bhimrao Babasaheb Ambedkar, the architect of Indian constitution, was nurtured in the years he spent on this land at Columbia University.”

4. “Terrorism is incubated in our western neighbourhood. Need of the hour is to question those who nurture and harbour terrorists for seeking political gains.” (ALSO READ: Narendra Modi slams Pakistan during his address to US Congress: ‘Terrorism harboured, nurtured in our neighbourhood’)

5. “Terrorism should be delinked from religion. From West of India’s border to Africa, it may go by different names – LeT,Taliban or ISIS. But its philosophy remains the same – hate, murder and violence.”

6. Modi did not refrain from taking jibe at Congress during his address to US Congress. Referring to the sour relation between Republicans and Democrats in the House of Representatives, he said, “You are well-known for your bipartisanship.I also witnessed similar spirit in Indian Parliament, especially in Upper House.”

7. “More Americans bend for Yoga than throw a curveball. And, we have not yet claimed intellectual property right on Yoga.”

8. “SIRI tells us that India’s ancient heritage of Yoga has over 30 million practitioners in the USA.”

9. “15 years ago Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee made from this Capitol Hill, urging India and US to remove hesitations. Today, our bilateral relationship has turned strong enough to remove all sorts of hesitations.”

10. “Connecting our two nations is also a unique and dynamic bridge of three million Indian Americans.”